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Ebbie (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  4 December 1995 (USA)
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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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Ebbie's hair changes color from almost black to reddish brown from scene to scene. See more »

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Ghost of Christmas Past #1: [watching Ebbie break up with Paul] What's she thinking, Ms. Scrooge?
Ebbie: Nobody stays... they say they love you, but they leave you anyway.
Paul: Goodbye, Ebbie. I'll always love you.
[He sadly turns and walks away down the stairs as both Ebbies watch]
Ebbie: I didn't care if he left... I always knew he would. Can't rely on anybody, you have to take care of yourself.
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A must see at our home around the holidays!
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Truly touching and wonderfully human update of the classic Dickens tale... a memorable scene in the early part of the film (ghost of Christmas Past)where a young Ebbie(Lucci at her most stunning) recalls a troubling childhood incident involving a stray kitten is particularly heartwarming. Lucci displays her full spectrum of talent portraying Ebbie's transformation from young innocent to savvy (albeit cold-hearted)business executive, and layers what might have been a hackneyed performance with levels of complexity....her performance at the film's finale gives new meaning to what could have quite simply been just tripe.

Why is it taking so long to release this "classic" on DVD? Don't miss it!


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